I do wish more well-intended "education reformers" (I think they exist, or maybe they just used to. They're a lot quieter these days.) would acknowledge whatever the merits of charter schools in principle (and, hey, I don't even disagree in certain circumstances), that the whole endeavor has just been one big grift from start to finish (#notallcharterschools). The "reform movement" was about destroying public schools and teacher's unions while hoovering up all the quarters they could find under the cushions. A lot of quarters, apparently.